The Untitled GenX Podcast

ON REPEAT: Anti-Drug PSAs of the 1980s

July 19, 2022

DISCLAIMER: As a matter of public health and safety, we strongly believe in the importance of trusted, accessible alcohol and drug education and resources for everyone. The Untitled GenX Podcast does not condone the use of illegal substances and would like to remind you party people to enjoy the legal stuffs responsibly.

On this very special ON REPEAT Season 1 episode, Cate and I tackle the weird, wishful-thinking anti-drug PSAs of the 1980s. From "your brain on drugs" to “I learned it by watching you”, we have a lot to say about the oversimplified "Just Say No" movement.

We chat about drugs in suburbia, uncovering a parent's stash, "moral failures," experimentation, and one very serious Pee-wee Herman.

Pee-Wee Herman: 'Crack Isn't Cool'

'I Learned It by Watching You'

'This is Your Brain on Drugs' 1987

'This is Your Brain on Heroin' 1997

Corey Feldman Anti-Drug PSA

Narcotics Task Force NYC Housing Authority Anti-Drug PSA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 'Drug Dealers Are Dorks'


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